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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

Krabi

Cultural Highlights of Thailand & Krabi Beach Break

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,095 pp incl. flights

From cultural highlights and historic sites to the sheer indulgence of one of Krabi's finest resorts, this is an incredible introduction to the best of Thailand.

A group of people enjoy riding a camel walking on a sand dune in Hunder, Ladakh, India

Ladakh: The Himalayan Kingdom

12-day tailor-made holiday from £2,835 pp incl. flights

Journey north from Delhi and experience the breathtaking splendour of the Himalayas. From the sand dunes of Hunder to the world's highest motorable road in Nubra Valley, this is a place of excitement and wonder.

Registan Square, Samarkand

Golden Eagle: Republics of the Silk Road

17-day luxury rail journey from £18,370 pp incl. flights

An off-the-beaten-track adventure, taking in the ancient cities and Soviet-era sights of the Silk Road aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle.

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

13-day small group escorted tour from £4,135 pp incl. flights

This all-encompassing escorted tour takes in Japan’s most historic and thought-provoking sights, from futuristic cityscapes to ancient temples, castles and spectacular scenery.

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Red Fort

Golden Triangle and Asian Discovery on Crystal Symphony

24-day private tour & cruise from £5,995 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Tailor-made tour and cruise offer
Book by: 31 July 2020

After a private multi-day tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur, set off on an all-inclusive luxury cruise across Asia, linking India and Sri Lanka with Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Sagaing, Myanmar

Myanmar Uncovered on Pandaw

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made holiday from £3,430 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save up to £475pp
Book by: 16 July 2020

Explore India's princely state on this luxury tailor-made holiday, staying at Taj hotels throughout. Witness Delhi's big-city bustle and the Taj Mahal's white-marble glow before delving into the glittering palaces and towering forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

14-day river cruise from £2,560 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save up to 35%
Book by: 31 August 2020

Discover the wonders of the Mekong on this two week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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